@Anisqoyo I guess where I see things differently than you is that I don’t expect for someone else to be responsible for my student’s health and safety. He and I are responsible for that.
It is impossible for the university to ensure that nobody (faculty, staff and students) contracts the virus, short of shutting everything down. Including research, online teaching, and all of the support services that employ thousands. It is just not feasible to shut everything down because the consequences of that are so significant (financial and otherwise).
So, there has to be somewhere in the middle that they land and everyone involved has to understand that it is not ideal. Also, everyone has to be responsible for themselves and not expect the university to protect them from everything.
If someone is not comfortable sending their child to Gainesville, then don’t send them. In your case, can Chem Lab be taken later or at a local college? I would imagine that the university will more flexible than usual with these things.
Again, it is not ideal, but that is where we are for now.
@GatorDad305 I don’t understand how this contract tracing thing will actually work. How will they know who has been in close contact with the student? Everyone at the dining hall when they were there? How do you even know who was there? Everyone on the dorm floor who shared a bathroom? I guess it depends on what “close” means.
It seems that there would quickly be hundreds or thousands that would need to be self-isolated within days of them arriving on campus…
I see this thing very likely unraveling quickly once everyone starts returning to campus. Hundreds, if not thousands will be infected within weeks and the testing, tracing and isolating system will be overwhelmed. I hope I am wrong…